(9-8-17) The Poca Dots ended their losing streak at 39 in a row with a 30-0 road win over Buffalo, their last win was over Buffalo 32-28 in September of 2013.

Poca Head Coach Seth Ramsey told the wvgazette.com after the game:

 “We’ve been through ups and downs and peaks and valley. I am so proud. They just kept with it and stuck it out. They played like brothers in a big brotherhood. They celebrate each other’s successes and bear each other’s burdens. I just couldn’t be more proud.”

Dots’ reshman tailback Ethan Payne rushed for 166 yards on 16 carries and also threw a 27-yard touchdown pass.

For the other West Virginia team, Hundred, they weren’t so lucky as they lost to Bealsville 51-0, next up for the Hornets is Hannan. Their 41 losing streak is the longest in the country.

In Minnesota, Kimball lost to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 12-6 and their 39th consecutive loss. The Cubs will be at Parkers Prairie next Friday.

In Wisconsin, Richland Center lost their 35th game in a row to Viroqua 48-21, next up for the Hornets is Platteville.

Two Streaks End In Ohio

Mississinawa Valley ended a 31 game losing streak when they beat Bradford 21-6, just up the road Waynesfield-Goshen ended a 24 game losing streak with a 46-14 win over Ridgedale.

Mississinawa Valley coach Mike Griffin told the Daily Advocate:

This is a great feeling. I’ll be honest, I’m happier for these guys then getting my first win here as the coach because they have never won a Friday night game in their lives/careers. For these seniors to finally get one, I’m elated for them, and for our fans who have endured a 31-game losing streak … I’m excited for them, too.

National HS Football Longest Losing Streaks

41-Hundred (West Virginia) – Lost to Beallsville 51-0  -last win – November, 2010 – Rappahannock County (Virginia) 53-13 Next Game – (September 15th) vs. Hannan

39 – Kimball (Minnesota) – Lost to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 12-6 – last win – October, 2012 – Spectrum 49-18 – Next Game – (September 15th) at Parkers Prairie

35 – Richland Center (Wisconsin) Lost to Viroqua  48-21 – last win – September, 2013 – Prairie du Chien, 39-29 – Next Game – (September 15th) Platteville